A SHOPKEEPER from Skelmersdale is offering a £1,000 reward for information after his shop was targeted by robbers last year.
In October 2013, detectives issued an appeal for information after the robbery on October 17 at the Kenny Hives store on Tanfields.
At around 10pm as the shop assistant was closing up, a man wearing a balaclava and dark clothing came into the store, threatened the terrified assistant and took a small quantity of cash.
A second offender, who officers believe was acting as a look-out at the door, was also dressed in dark clothing and a balaclava. Officers are still looking to trace both men.
DS Andy Langton said: “Fortunately, the shop assistant was not injured but understandably she was left shaken.
“An investigation is underway and I would appeal to anybody that may have witnessed either; the robbery itself or the offenders leaving the scene to contact police.
“Despite previous appeals for information, the two men responsible remain outstanding and so Mr Hives has offered a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of people in connection with the offence.”
The same store was also targeted by armed robbers on Good Friday last year at around 9pm.
During that attack the female shop assistant tried to fight off the knife-wielding raider but he still was able to get away with cash.
The shop assistant wasn’t harmed in the attack but was left shaken.
Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number LC-20131017-1527
People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.